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January/February 2006

Magazine ArchiveJanuary/February 2006
JAN/FEB 2006

Features

  • BEST PRACTICES
  • Access Controlled: Limiting Employee Tracking
    RFID access cards can do more than let people into their workplace. If you're collecting information about your staff, here's what you—and they—need to know.
  • COVER STORY
  • Smarter Products Is Smart Business
    Companies are gaining a strategic advantage by embedding RFID tags, and in some cases interrogators, in their products—and they're finding a return on their investment in areas that may surprise you.
  • LAB REPORT
  • Are Item-Level Tags Up to the Job?
    The RFID Alliance Lab tested four commercially available EPC Gen 1 UHF tags and found that each had limitations.
  • VERTICAL FOCUS
  • Keeping Fresh Foods Fresh
    Produce, meat, poultry, seafood and dairy products often travel cross-country or between continents before ending up on store shelves. Given this lengthy journey, using RFID to improve food safety and shelf life has become a top priority for suppliers and retailers.

Departments

  • Editor's Note
  • Are Your Products Smart?
    Getting the most out of your products with RFID.
  • Out in Front
  • RFID on Tap
    A technology company has developed a unique RFID solution that measures how much alcohol bartenders have poured, which could boost a bar's liquidity.
  • Out in Front
  • Taking RFID to New Depths
    Water is high on the list of items that are not RF-friendly, but that didn’t deter French startup Enertag from creating an RFID system to monitor undersea oil pipelines.
  • Out in Front
  • Identifying Handwritten Data
    The next chapter: writing RFID label information by hand.
  • Perspective
  • RFID Goes Vertical
    In 2006, end user companies will focus on technological solutions that can solve problems within their specific vertical industry.
  • Perspective
  • RFID Journal Adds Vertical Industry Channels
    Eight vertical industries make it easier to find the information you need.
  • Perspective
  • 2005 and 2006 Predictions
    Here's a look at our predictions for 2006 and how we did on our prognostications of a year ago.

Columns

  • Inside the Labs
  • Research Will Overcome
    An aggressive program is under way to reduce barriers to RFID adoption in the aerospace industry.
  • Stay Tuned
  • Rethinking Privacy
    Radio-based technologies change the way we gather, access and protect data.
  • Ashton's View
  • Scale Matters
    As RFID moves from pilot to deployment, the thing that will most starkly separate success from failure will be the ability of systems to scale.
  • Inside the Labs
  • Research Will Overcome
    An aggressive program is under way to reduce barriers to RFID adoption in the aerospace industry.
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